An Afghan woman uses a computer at the Park Residence Internet Cafe in Kabul, Afghanistan.
An Afghan woman uses a computer at the Park Residence Internet Cafe in Kabul, Afghanistan. © Paula Bronstein/Getty Images

Focus

Afghanistan: Supporting Investigative Reporting & Civil Society

Years active: 2017-2018

Project Purpose

To encourage a culture of constructive public debate and critical thinking in Afghanistan by developing a networked and professionalised local media sector across platforms that values in-depth reporting and promotes good governance and the rule of law.

Brief Summary

The project will identify and work with a cadre of Afghan journalists and related NGOs to build strong nationwide local media capacity, sharing learning and expertise around the need for greater accountability. It will establish a network of peer support for trained journalists (especially women) and targeted organisations to produce high-quality and critical content supporting the related goals of building capacity in the media sector and civil society to improve governance, accountability, and rule of law.

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